An account of life during the Great Depression by Margaret DuBois. Margaret, her mother and brother retreated to her grandfather's farm near Cabool, MO after the crash of 1929 and were joined two years later by her father who'd been searching for work in St. Louis.
Just trying to make ends meet and become independent again was an ongoing struggle. It was not made any easier by grandfather being a fervent Hoover supporter. Margaret observes that while FDR was criticized for his programs and spending, the far more massive spending for World War II turned the trick in righting the economy
Drawings for this video were done by Sue Corbett.
This video was produced by Roy Trumbull
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